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Kodak EasyShare C533
Kodak EasyShare C533
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Kodak EasyShare C533

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We've given the C533 a grade of C-.

Editor's Review

Take a look at a newer Kodak, like the M530. Here's what we had to say about the C533 when it was released in February 2006:

The Kodak EasyShare C533 is a no frills point-and-shoot camera aimed at light and novice digital camera users. If you're not overly excited by tiny ultra-compacts or massive megapixels, the 5 MP Kodak C533 might be a good choice. It's a simple, direct camera that will take high-quality photographs without the confusion or hassle of more complicated cameras. The in-camera editing tools make sprucing up your shots a snap. The 1.8 inch LCD seems really tiny compared to most other cameras, but if you're not interested in fancy extras, the C533 has what you need (not what you don't need).

Specifications

  • 5 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 5x optical zoom
  • auto focus and exposure
  • ISO 80-400
  • JPEG file format
  • movie mode w/sound
  • 1-NiMH or 2 AA batteries
  • 1.8 inch LCD
  • SD/MMC card storage (32MB internal)
  • Part Number: C533
  • UPC: 041771090241
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2006

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Kodak EasyShare C533 Reviews

Kodak EasyShare C533 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good compact camera. (Via — 01/18/2011)
I've had this camera for four years now and it's still good. I use it with 2 rechargeable batteries. I'd recommend this as a good, compact point and shoot camera, very dependable, no fuss. Though my only problem is, pictures are average, as compared to other brands. Also when videos are played back on the camera, only video can be viewed. To view the video with sounds, it should be previewed on the computer. Overall, a great product. I was actually considering to sell this, but then I thought it IS a trusty camera, I might need it someday even if I had another compact camera.
  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst ever! (nicole — 12/25/2010)
so of course my camera was working! but now everythings going wrong! the lens froze and wont open. i was at a football banquet and then the batteries died. and the lens is half way open and wont move! now im mad and it wont even turn on! this company should stop selling. and give us are money back. i wish we could just sew them!!!!
  • 1.0 out of 5
I will never buy Kodak again (wilson — 01/06/2010)

Never i will buy kodak brand very disappointed very time AA batt dies. i think it consume to much batt. on this camera .dont they try it before it goes out to market . i think they never take thing serious

  • 1.0 out of 5
Poor Battery Life (wilson — 01/04/2010)

I will never buy kodak brand again. very disappointed. AA batt dies quickly. i think it consumes too much battery on this camera. dont they try it before it goes out to market? i think they never take thing seriously.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Very disappointed, poor battery life (wilson — 01/05/2010)

Never i will buy kodak brand very disappointed very time AA battery dies. i think it consume to much batteries on this camera. don't they try it before it goes out to market? i think they never take thing serious

  • 2.0 out of 5
Ok at first but got terrible over time! (Jennifer — 12/14/2009)

I have had this camera for a while and it worked perfect at first. It even came with a docking printer station. But then the rechargeable battery quit and a new one was over $50. I go through two AA batteries about every 12 pictures now and I have bought 6 pairs of rechargeable batteries and it even burned them up. When I contacted the company they told me too bad because my warranty was up and they wanted almost as much to ship and fix the camera as I originally paid for it. I am now shopping for a new camera. If you don't mind paying through the ear for batteries and not getting good pictures in gymnasiums and auditoriums or other indoor places then this is the camera for you.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Kodak Easyshare C533 (Shaunna — 05/29/2009)

So, I've had this camera for like 2 years, pretty decent camera, the quality of the photo's could be better, but overall, pretty good. One of the thing's I hate is, there is not a rechargeable battery and you must use 2 double A batteries, and they never stay charged very long. So if your just going to use it occasionally and for close ups which it takes very good shots of, it's a decent camera then. (:

  • 1.0 out of 5
c533 (Lynn Rhodes — 02/13/2009)

a piece of !@#$%^&*()
never worked good
now doesn't download
comes on only intermittently after a good kick

  • 3.0 out of 5
good starter (linda — 02/12/2009)

works great easy to use.pics are clear,not much time on the video part.

  • 1.0 out of 5
kodak easyshare c533 and dock (reg causer — 02/09/2009)

Have not used it very much it seems to have a mind of its own works well one day and not at all the next .Will not let me review my pics most day but will other days , shutter some times wont open (i allso brought my daughtter one and she had the same problems but she is not so patiant as me. the printer has never worked properly since day one it will not pick up papper i have to feed it in manualy, you might say we are not impressed .However when i did print a picture they were exelent and very crisp

  • 1.0 out of 5
Not worth the price (Katherine — 10/24/2008)

I have owned two of the cameras. Not only do the batteries die easily, but after a while the lense won't open (sounds like a screw or something is loose in the camera). I tell everyone to stay away from this camera.

  • 2.0 out of 5
What a disappointment (A. Bratter — 08/02/2008)

Selected this camera because it took a variety of batteries, including 2 non-rechargeable AA Alkalines. Had some fun with camera for a while but after warranty expired it demanded fresh batteries each time I tried to use it.
Now it won't start at all, fresh batteries notwithstanding.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Great pics..at a standstill & when it worked! (Dana Buckland — 04/23/2008)

I bought this camera around Christmas 2006. It worked great and had fantastic pictures; if the subject was completely still for the few seconds it takes to snap a picture. About a month after I bought it, it started to turn itself off when the zoom button was pressed. Then the lens wouldn't come out at all, which means the camera wouldn't turn on. I tried to get some help from Kodak, but found out I would have to ship it back (at a $40 out of pocket cost to me) and wait 4-6 weeks to have it returned. At this point, I had the camera for roughly 2 1/2 months. I was also informed by the Kodak rep that if they found the camera "damaged" they would charge me for the repair..without authorization. Instead of being a warrantied repair, they would repair it, send it back and then send me a bill for said repair. Don't get me wrong, there was no damage to it, I took very good care of my new 'toy'. Since I was so unsatisfied with the pictures it took, I chose not to repair it for another $40, but rather to buy a better camera. Now it's collecting dust in my nightstand, completely useless. I'm moving to a Canon for quick pics and a Fujifilm S700 for more intensive purposes. Such a waste of 200 (I got suckered by the package of camera + printer set). I will never buy another Kodak.

  • 1.0 out of 5
It's so awful!!!!! (Krista — 03/25/2008)

I bought this camera last year thinking that it was a good deal! HA! It is awful, awful, awful! The batteries die every other picture, it takes a year for it to power up, and if you want a picture right now, you have to be a psychic to know where your shot is going! Save your time and money, don't buy this camera!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Name should be "Impossible share" (Bill — 01/13/2008)

Terrible, terrible interfacing with a computer or sharing over email.

This is the worst technology I have ever used. I am just an average guy when it comes to computers, but the name 'easyshare' gave me hope. Every single time I tried to load or share photos, it was more hassle than it was worth. The photos are often of poor quality. Yes, I did read the manuals and try to understand how to do it properly.

DO YOUR SELF A FAVOR AND PUT YOUR MONEY TOWARD A DECENT CAMERA AND SOFTWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Average camera (Lucas — 12/15/2007)

It is a starting point camera, may appeal to some biginers, but I reccomend you buy a canon. I bought this 2 years ago as a intro with digital photography. Now I really know where improvement is HIGHLY NEEDED. The flash is weak. The AA batteries don't last long, don't even try night shots, start up time is painful, it takes a full second before the shutter opens after you press the button! For the pros, is uses AA batteries, an SD memory card, and has a solid 5 megapixel sensor that will blow pictures nicely up to 8x10. However, overall I say that you should not buy this camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
wow, what a great camera (allen helldoerfer — 10/22/2007)

it is horrible! everytime i try to put pictures on the computer, they dont appear on the screen! one good thing about the camera is that it makes a great baseball. whenever i take a picture, the battery dies, everytime i take a video it doesnt record anything. although you can throw it pretty far. this is a horrible camera!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Solid Camera (Anthony — 07/03/2007)

This is a solid dig camera for the money. Sure it is a little slow but what would you expect for the price. If you want a lightning fast camera go spend big money. If you want a mid range camera that take solid pictures and is easy to use, this is the camera for you.

  • 2.0 out of 5
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY (Camille — 06/12/2007)

I paid $135 for this camera. It takes good pictures if u r perfectly still, and the shutter speed is so slow you will miss a shot if what you're shooting isn't posing for it. The video quality is good, but you can't hear the playback on the camera itself. My pictures take forever to load on my computer if I have videos on my SD card, and I have to save everything twice b/c the software wont let me save pictures in another folder. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY A BETTER CAMERA!!! Just b/c it's Kodak, doesn't mean it's good.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great (ali — 05/31/2007)

I was amazed when i got it and still am takes excellent pictures and great video

  • 2.0 out of 5
DO NOT BUY (jay — 03/28/2007)

This camera is the worst. The battery life is terrible. The delay on taking pictures is horrible unless of course you like to miss the shot. It may take good pictures but other cameras are better. save your money

  • 5.0 out of 5
A great starter digital camera (Colin Taylor — 03/21/2007)

This is my second digital camera. I had a Fuji which
was OK but too difficult for a starter. I bought the Kodak C533 base purely on published specs and am very happy with it. Picture quality is excellent(up to 8x10) and the view finder is a real plus when lighting condtions make reading the LCD sometimes impossible. A great camera at a great price.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Crap (McGee — 03/15/2007)

These phones tend to break down after one year of owning them. And- lucky everybody, just as the warranty is up! My friend's acted the same way. Now, I'm out a digital camera and am shopping for a NON-Kodak one.
The way it turned on, with the dial, always moved and drained the battery.
If you buy this, best get rechargable batteries, because you'll be spending a billion dollars on batteries.
I hate this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Digital camera c533 (Mike Lynch — 01/23/2007)

This camera takes great pictures for being a 100 dollar camera. Good clear images optical zoom is a must, takes videos with sound. Amazing first time camera for anyone, great for teens and elderly due to simplicity of using it. I use this as my go everywhere camera but i plan on getting a digital slr soon.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Read reviews before buying a camera over $100!!! (Nik — 01/15/2007)

I bought this camera because the battery door broke on my old camera Mercury CyberPix S-550V. I didn't research this camera and apparently I didn't read the description that DELL provided.

This camera has no webcam capabilities like my old Digital Camera. In addition you can not hear the audio during playback on video. Though the video was not a close up my CyberPix at least played sound during review mode.

I can not figure out how to download the videos to my computer since the KES software doesn't accept the .mov extensions only picture extensions. Totally a bad choice and I will be selling this and buying another camera very soon.

  • 5.0 out of 5
pure elegance (shekharjyoti Kalita — 01/12/2007)

I bought this camera 2 months back in Guwahati (assam, india ). The camera has been working splendidly till date. picture quality is awesome. Yes, it does take sometime to get ready for the next shot to take. Otherwise, it's terrific. a must have for everybody

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Amber — 01/10/2007)

I love this camera. I did not read the instructions on this camera, therefor, it's easy to use. Little by little, I will find more things that i didn't know the camera did, but all in all, it's a great camera. I will soon read the instructions to see what ALL it does.

  • 5.0 out of 5
amazing (TJ — 01/04/2007)

I used to have a Centrios ( radio shack/The source no name brand ) camera with no optical zoom and only 3.1mp...

I figured that during the christmas holidays i would ever so conveniently leave my camera at home when heading up north to visit family..

so after getting some christmas money i was able to go and get a new camera, and ended up choosing this one due to the optical zoom, NAME BRAND, and MP's (oh and cant forget the lovely low price!!!).. i was so in awe over how PERFECT the pictures looked on my mothers laptop that i rushed to her store to have them printed off.. they turned out AMAZINNNGGGG in 4x6, perfect color, perfect definition, simply perfect everything.

Identical quality to a 35mm camera without having to pay for all the pictures that didnt turn out.

I cannot wait to take some more great pics of my son to have blown up to 8x12.. the ones that i blew up with my 3mp camera were decent, but i have a feeling that with this kodak camera; just like the 4x6's, these will be amazing too.

Its the perfect camera for anyone you wants to take basic photos...

I have taken photos from this camera and put them side by side with photos taken from the Canon powershot 10mp.. and the difference is basically undetectable to the untrained (NORMAL) eye.

I am extremely impressed.

Most of my photography revolves around children, so they tend to move alot; but i havent had a problem with this camera not focusing properly. No blur, no swooshes of color, just perfection.

Another one of my fave things is how amazing the non flash out door pictures turn out.

not too dark, not to bright, just right.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Easy-to-use basic camera (Jeff — 12/02/2006)

Received as a gift & am happy with it. With 1GB card I've taken over 150 stills & a couple minutes of video w/sound. Not up to SLR standards in image quality, but very versatile and pocket-ready. Great for sharing photos on-line by email, documenting on-site work conditions, and fun to use.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Still Excellent. (Lou — 10/30/2006)

I made a review on this about 5 days after gettng it and I would like to review it after having it almost 3 months.

I have to say that this camera is excellent for anyone. If you going to family get to togethers, parties, and sometimes vacatiuons then this camera is perfect. You just need a few memory cards and a camera case.

Since I have had it, the features are really excellent. The modes, such as party and night time are excellent as they capture what you want, instead of just having original photo taking.

Video is really good, and you can choose your resolution to save space and what you wantto do with the video.

The buttons are simple to use and it is a simple point and shoot camera that gives professional results. You don't have to adjust a bunch of settings to get a picture, just pick a mode and shoot. If it is daylight or a well lighted place just do the auto picture taking as it is quick, easy, and work extremely well.

This camera may not be big, but it does carry everything you need. I have had NO problems since I got it. I would recommend this too anyone who doesn't need the massive megapixels and numerous features. Perfect for me :D

  • 5.0 out of 5
Very High Quality at 8 X 10 (Bruce — 10/13/2006)

If what you want is ease of use and very high quality prints at a really modest price, the C533 is a great choice! I just printed 8 X 10s of northwoods summer scenery that are brilliant!

  • 4.0 out of 5
JUST WHAT ALL CAMERS OWNERS NEED (Phil — 10/08/2006)

I'm glad I bought this one I have a Ricoh whisc is a pain in the neck to use and very hard on batteries.

  • 3.0 out of 5
NO VIDEO AUDIO AND NO FOCUS EXCEPT IN BRIGHT LIGHT (MaryAnne Chancey Hecht-Miller — 09/11/2006)

BAD: This is my 3rd Kodak EasyShare; the other two are CX7525's which is the best little camera in the world. I am hard on cameras and needed one in a pinch for vacation. I couldn't buy another CX7525 because they are now out-dated, so I bought this at Wolf Camera in Sarasota. I found out that when you make a video, it captures video with sound, but the camera plays back the video silently; to hear sound, you must connect to the computer.
BAD:

  • 5.0 out of 5
It was Worth It (Carlinda — 09/07/2006)

I am so glad i saw this and purchase it. I had another camera and i had so much trouble with that one and i return it and bought this one the same day. The quality of the pictures were amazing. Ease of use and quick. I LOVE IT! I would recommend this to everyone especially those who don't want to fiddle with all the buttons, just point and shoot. what could be simpler.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent for Its Price (Lou — 08/19/2006)

I bought it a few days ago, and have used it a lot. It works great, and very easy to use. Uploading is easy too. The only problem (which isn't bad), is that you can't hear the sound on the camera if you record video. You have to wait until you upload it to your computer. Isn't a problem though, unless you buy it to mostly record.

  • 4.0 out of 5
not bad at all (Paulo Corceiro — 08/17/2006)

I was looking for a (very) small camera with video recording with audio. Bought the c533 and a 2Gb card where I can capture 1 hour of video HR (640x480) or 2 hours in LR (320x240)! Stills are not bad but you've got to use the manual light compensation option.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Kodak EasyShare C533 (S.Kingdom — 08/14/2006)

I've used this camera nearly everyday for the last two months. It's OK but I'm sorry I bought it. General picture taking is OK. Close up shots, especially in low light are a real pain as it always has trouble autofocusing. Good job I have still got my old Olympus C3000!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It has everything good for a camera under $200.
Audio, with continuous video is really good! it takes up a lot of space but if you get a 512 mb or over card, you are good for a couple minutes of video, but still having hundreds of still shots to be taken. All the buttons are easy. There isn't very many buttons so it's not confusing and it isn't too bulky or anything, so for it's price it is definitely recomended by me!

  • 5.0 out of 5
kodak easy share 5.0 digital camera (C533) (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

June 26, 2006

This camera is easy to use and extremely fast
taking pictures that give you a professional quality picture. The manual is easy to follow also. I did buy a 520 mg card to go with this.

Was looking at Canon cameras but with the extra features such as fast shutter response and others this is worth having a look at

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